Crawford-Porter live blog: Blow-by-blow updates and analysis

It’s battle night in Las Vegas as WBO welterweight champ Terence Crawford seeks to safeguard his title versus previous two-time champ Shawn Porter.

In Porter, Crawford is dealing with a fighter the quality of which he has actually not dealt with throughout his profession. Porter has actually evaluated himself over and over once again by dealing with the most difficult challengers consisting of Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, Yordenis Ugas, Danny Garcia and Adrien Broner. Crawford’s most difficult challenger remained in his last getaway on Nov. 14, 2020 versus a past-his-prime Kell Brook. Crawford, to his credit, controlled Brook and completed him early in the 4th round by TKO.

Crawford is an enormous -800 preferred at BetMGM, with Porter can be found in at +550.

Stay here on Yahoo Sports prior to and after the program for total protection of the primary card and more. Kevin Iole is ringside and will be offering live updates and analysis in our live blog site listed below. 

Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter live blog site

Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter primary card (Start time 9 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV)

Welterweight: Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter

Middleweight: Esquiva Falcao vs. Patrice Volny

Middleweight: Zhanibek Alimkhanuly vs. Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam

Lightweight: Raymond Muratalla vs. Elias Damian Araujo

Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter initial card (Live now on ESPN2)

Featherweight: Isaac Dogboe def. Christopher Diaz through bulk choice (95-95, 96-94, 97-93)

Featherweight: Adam Lopez vs. Adan Ochoa ruled a no-decision due to unexpected head clash

Very featherweight: Carlos Balderas def. Julio Cortez through TKO:

Welterweight: Delante Johnson def. Antonius Grable through TKO:

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.